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Bamber scores pole then crashes
Oct02

Bamber scores pole then crashes

Porsche North America’s Earl Bamber scored his second TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole at Road Atlanta today – then he went quicker, then he crashed! The New Zealander brought out the red flag in GTLM qualifying after going off in the esses. Despite losing his fastest lap for causing the red flag, Bamber’s second fastest lap was still good enough for pole. Bamber toppled his fellow Le Mans-winning teammate...

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Westbrook swims to Petit pole
Oct02

Westbrook swims to Petit pole

Richard Westbrook may be leading the 2015 prototype points battle but today the Brit scored his first pole of the year for VisitFlorida.com Racing – suitably conquering conditions which were more akin to a swim at a Florida beach. Steady rain has left the Road Atlanta track damp for most of the day and the prototype teams actually struggled for much of their session to beat the time of GTLM pole sitter Earl Bamber. Westbrook...

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The big decision: wets or slicks?
Oct02

The big decision: wets or slicks?

Teams faced a tough decision this morning at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta – play it safe and use wets on a drying track or go for slicks and go for a time and risk damaging the car. While parts of the Road Atlanta circuit were dry, the back part of the circuit still had sections which were quite damp. In the Prototype class Joao Barbosa set the pace at 1:23.232 – around 6-7 seconds slower than the quick times from...

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Rainy night at Road Atlanta
Oct01

Rainy night at Road Atlanta

Rain wreaked havoc on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship field for night practice at Petit Le Mans tonight with a torrential downpour restricting laps and sending the Michael Shank Racing crew into overdrive to try to repair their Ligier. Oz Negri had led the timesheets earlier in the day at Road Atlanta but John Pew lost control of the No.60 machine coming off the final turn and had a heavy impact with the pit wall –...

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Rain looming over Petit
Oct01

Rain looming over Petit

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship teams faced heavy rain in this afternoon’s session at Petit Le Mans and the forecast for the remainder of the weekend at Road Atlanta is not looking bright. From after midnight tonight, the forecast calls for rain, showers or light rain in the hourly forecast through to Saturday afternoon. The forecast brings back memories of the International Le Mans Cup race here at Road Atlanta...

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Corvette quartet back for 2016
Oct01

Corvette quartet back for 2016

With the GTLM battle intensifying in 2016 with Ford joining the battle alongside Corvette, BMW, Ferrari and Porsche, the GM performance brand has locked down its championship-winning lineup. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will all return in 2016 as Corvette battles for championship honors in the new WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Corvette Racing program for next season is expected to include the...

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